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barytone1

[bar-i-tohn] /ˈbær ɪˌtoʊn/
noun, adjective, Music.
1.

barytone2

[bar-i-tohn] /ˈbær ɪˌtoʊn/ Classical Greek Grammar
adjective
1.
having the last syllable unaccented.
noun
2.
a barytone word.
Origin of barytone2
1820-1830
1820-30; < Greek barýtonos, equivalent to barý(s) heavy, deep (of sound) + tónos tone

baritone

or barytone

[bar-i-tohn] /ˈbær ɪˌtoʊn/ Music.
noun
1.
a male voice or voice part intermediate between tenor and bass.
2.
a singer with such a voice.
3.
a large, valved brass instrument shaped like a trumpet or coiled in oval form, used especially in military bands.
adjective
4.
of or relating to a baritone; having the compass of a baritone.
Origin
1600-10; < Italian baritono low voice < Greek barýtonos deep-sounding. See barytone2
Related forms
baritonal, adjective
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Examples from the Web for barytone
Historical Examples
  • His voice (barytone) is still of exquisite quality, and just the right volume for our hall.

  • Still the barytone, who was almost as fond of conversation as of what he termed "vocal."

    K Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • Some moments after his continued base supported the captain's barytone.

  • The barytone was still singing; but now it was "I'm twenty-one, and she's eighteen."

    K Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • When she spoke it was in a man's barytone, which, when agitated, broke into a sobbing squeak.

    The Green Book Mr Jkai
  • barytone called while I was out with Miss J. yesterday on business.

    Margarita's Soul Ingraham Lovell
  • In the second-story front room at Mrs. McKee's, the barytone slept heavily, and made divers unvocal sounds.

    K Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • This went far enough for attention to the music and the barytone.

  • As they neared the hut they heard the sound of singing—a man's barytone, full and rich, and a child's treble, shrill but sweet.

    The Rock of the Lion Molly Elliot Seawell
  • In barytone voices the whole glottis is often open to , and occasionally to .

British Dictionary definitions for barytone

barytone1

/ˈbærɪˌtəʊn/
noun
1.
a less common spelling of baritone

barytone2

/ˈbærɪˌtəʊn/
adjective
1.
having the last syllable unaccented
noun
2.
a word in which the last syllable is unaccented Compare oxytone
Word Origin
C19: from Greek barutonos heavy-sounding, from barus heavy + tonostone

baritone

/ˈbærɪˌtəʊn/
noun
1.
the second lowest adult male voice, having a range approximately from G an eleventh below middle C to F a fourth above it
2.
a singer with such a voice
3.
the second lowest instrument in the families of the saxophone, horn, oboe, etc
adjective
4.
relating to or denoting a baritone: a baritone part
5.
denoting the second lowest instrument in a family: the baritone horn
Word Origin
C17: from Italian baritono a deep voice, from Greek barutonos deep-sounding, from barus heavy, low + tonos tone
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Word Origin and History for barytone

baritone

n.

c.1600, from Italian baritono, from Greek barytonos "deep-toned, deep-sounding," from barys "heavy, deep," also, of sound, "strong, deep, bass" (see grave (adj.)) + tonos "tone" (see tenet). Technically, "ranging from lower A in bass clef to lower F in treble clef." Meaning "singer having a baritone voice" is from 1821. As a type of brass band instrument, it is attested from 1949.

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barytone in Culture

baritone definition


A range of the male singing voice higher than bass and lower than tenor.

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